Lycia Lima holds a Doctorate in Public Administration and Government with emphasis on Politics and Economics of the Public Sector from FGV/EAESP, with visiting periods at Massachussets Institute of Tecnology- MIT (2018-2019) and University College London (2018). Masters in Development Economics by University of London- SOAS, UK. Graduated in Economics by Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. She is currently a professor at FGV/EAESP, deputy director of FGV EESP Clear – Center for Learning on Evaluation and Results for Brazil and Lusophone Africa, associate researcher in C-Micro – Center for Applied Microeconomics and associate researcher in Center for Politics and Economics of the Public Sector at FGV. She has extensive experience in working with policy evaluation, and has previously held positions in the World Bank in Washington DC, the UN in Geneva, the Secretariat of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of Brazil and the Government of Minas Gerais State in Brazil. Her research interests are Applied Microeconomics, particularly public policy evaluation of human capital investments interventions (Early Childhood, Education and Labor Market). She also works on research in the areas of Urban Economics and Public Finance.